SSC Services for Education Grounds Department Honored Alongside Award Winning West Texas A&M University

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Professional Grounds Management Society presents 2018 Green Star Honor Award

Canyon, TX (October 2018) – The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) recognized West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas with an Honor Award in the Society’s 2018 Green Star Awards® competition. The award was given in the University and College Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance. Winners were honored during the Society’s 2018 Awards Dinner held Oct. 18 in conjunction with the School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 16-19.

In the arid climate that is the panhandle of Texas, the SSC Services for Education West Texas A&M Grounds Department diligently maintains the campus that has earned the nickname “Oasis on the Plains.”  From the annual planting of trees and to the daily challenges of maintaining 176 acres that see 60 degree temperature fluctuations in a single day, the team stands apart in their dedication to the beautification of the campus and community and their passion for upholding West Texas A&M University as a diverse and inclusive student-center community of learners.

The Green Star Awards program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence, complimenting other national landscape award programs that recognize outstanding landscape design and construction. Grand, Honor and Merit Awards are offered in 19 categories. The judging criteria are: overall aesthetics, staff professionalism, response to grounds related challenges, sustainable practices, and safety.  Additionally, SSC Services for Education accounts were recognized with the 2018 PGMS Green Star Grand Award at Tarleton State University and the Honor Award at Prairie View A&M University.

About SSC Services for Education

SSC Service for Education based in Knoxville, Tennessee provides customized facility solutions to over 130 educational clients in 24 states.  Our 9000+ employees partner with these educational institutions to further the success and well-being of students, staff, and faculty by delivering quality facilities programs – custodial, grounds, and maintenance. As a trusted and specialized provider, we are committed to enhancing educational settings and creating financial guarantees that can be reallocated into key areas of West Texas A&M University’s academic mission. With SSC, students and staff flourish in improved surroundings, while you focus on your core objective: educating our future.  http://sscserv.com/ 

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